- Title: Manila residents rush to get vaccinated after false rumours spread
- Date: 11th August 2021
- Summary: MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AUGUST 9, 2021) (REUTERS) (MUTE) VARIOUS TIME-LAPSES OF PEOPLE QUEUING INSIDE COVERED GYMNASIUM MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AUGUST 10, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MANILA RESIDENTS SITTING IN QUEUE HEALTH WORKERS SCREENING RESIDENTS HEALTH WORKER PREPARING VACCINE WOMAN BEING VACCINATED (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) 22-YEAR-OLD SALES STAFF, AVE JOY VALDERAMA, SAYING: "This is a big help for us working in the morning. We mingle with a lot of people, so this vaccination is for the safety of everyone as well." PEOPLE REGISTERING AND WAITING INSIDE COVERED GYMNASIUM PEOPLE SITTING IN QUEUE PEOPLE SITTING ALONG HALLWAY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN QUEUE (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) DELOS REYES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VACCINATION SUPERVISOR, DOCTOR JOAN CARBONELL, SAYING: "Back then, everyone on the list was being accepted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but since there was panic among the people because of fake news, our mayor decided to extend the vaccination until midnight or early morning so that people would no longer congregate in the morning." MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AUGUST 9, 2021) (REUTERS) WOMAN BEING VACCINATED ARM BEING INOCULATED 71-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT SALVADOR CAMACHO SITTING IN QUEUE (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) 71-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT, SALVADOR CAMACHO, SAYING: "I do not really want to be inoculated because I have a lot of illnesses, but lately I see a lot of people older than me getting their vaccinations, and my child and wife told me to take my jab since we would never know when I might get infected by the virus." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE QUEUING OUTSIDE VACCINATION CENTRE WHILE RAINING PEOPLE QUEUING OUTSIDE STADIUM TURNED INTO VACCINATION HUB VACCINATION PROGRAMME INSIDE STADIUM VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SITTING IN QUEUE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE BEING VACCINATED VACCINATION PROGRAMME INSIDE STADIUM
- Embargoed: 25th August 2021 05:00
- Keywords: 24 hour COVID-19 Manila Philippines coronavirus lockdown overnight school stadium vaccination
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- City: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001EPU3AYV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Several cities in the Greater Manila Area have ramped up their vaccination campaign with more slots and hubs, as residents rushed to vaccination centres after false rumours spread that they would not be able to leave their homes if they were not vaccinated.
The number of slots available for residents to get their vaccinations have been increased, while several vaccination centres have been operating 24 hours depending on vaccine supply. Schools and stadiums have also been converted into makeshift vaccination hubs.
"Our mayor decided to extend the vaccination until midnight or early morning so that people would no longer congregate in the morning," said Doctor Joan Carbonell, who works as a supervisor at a vaccination site.
Movement in Manila has been restricted from August 6 to 20. With only 6 percent of the Philippines' 110 million people fully vaccinated against COVID-19, millions remain vulnerable to infection. The government is aiming to fully immunize up to 70 million people before the year ends.
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